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Spooky Halloween Canvas

Any Halloween lover is going to want to make this Spooky Halloween Canvas! Young or old, it is perfect for everyone who loves Halloween.

I’m sure you’ve seen the spooky book makeovers floating around for Halloween, but if you’re like me, you have a really hard time destroying a book. Even if it’s an old tattered one, I just can’t bring myself to create on the cover.

BUT, I can makeover a canvas that is the perfect background!

Here is what you need to make your own Spooky Halloween Canvas:

  • Canvas
  • Hot glue
  • Variety of mini Halloween decorations
  • Paper towel
  • Mod podge
  • black paint
  • Silver or white paint

To start, we’re going to be using the back of the canvas so the finished project looks like it has more dimension.

Using a variety of mini Halloween decorations, hot glue them randomly into place.

You can see here that I used adhesive rhinestones on the edges. I also used a rubber snake, a spider that was cut from a spider ring, some foam bones (one was broken), and a rubber bat.

I also used a piece of twine and hot glued it down to create somewhat of a “tunnel”. This is where I am going to insert a wiggly eye.

Once all of your pieces are glued into place, apply a paper towel using a generous amount of mod podge. My paper towels were the smaller ones and so I had to use a couple. Make sure you nestle it down into all of the crevices of your decorations. This is what is going to give it depth. The more depth you have, the better the piece is going to look.

Once your paper towel is dry, apply a coat of matte black paint. You might be able to use one with a sheen but I prefer the matte look.

When your black paint is dry, you’re going to dry brush some silver or white paint to all of the raised edges. This is where it really starts to come to life.

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Next, I glued my wiggly eye into the tunnel that I created with the twine.

I absolutely love the way this piece turned out and I’m not a huge Halloween decorator.

The best part, ALL of the materials came from Dollar Tree! So while being a fun and easy Halloween DIY, it is also budget-friendly.

What do you think? Is this something you or someone you know would love to create?

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